[Academy] [Cold Cases] [Commercial Vehicle Enforcement] [Commissioner's Office] [Concealed Deadly Weapons] [Contacting the KSP] [Core Values] [Crime & Traffic Information] [Fallen Trooper Memorial] [FAQs] [Forensic Laboratories] [Forms/Downloads] [Highway Safety] [History of the KSP] [Home Page] [Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force] [Kentucky's Most Wanted] [Links to Other Websites] [Missing Children] [News Releases] [Organization] [Post Locations] [Recruitment] [Sex Offender Registry] [Special Enforcement Troop] [Trooper Island]
[Return to Kentucky State Police Main Website]

For other Kentucky Government sites visit: [Kentucky.gov]

Media / For More Information Contact:

Trooper Jeffrey Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 4, Elizabethtown
(270) 766-5078
Click here to e-mail Trooper Jeffrey Gregory
News Release

Grayson County Man Receives 10-Year Sentence For Arson

Date of News Release: 02/12/2013

(LEITCHFIELD, KY) -- A Grayson County Man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in an Arson that occurred in November, 2010. Russell Mercer, 64, was sentenced on January 22, 2013 after he hired his ex-brother-in-law, Tom Lashley, 46, to burn some property on November 10, 2010. Mercer had promised Lashley that he would pay him a portion of the proceeds from the claim he collected from the insurance company. Lashley pled guilty to the Arson and was sentenced to 10 years in prison on February 07, 2012. KSP Post 4 Arson Det. Terry Scott was assisted in his investigation by Chris Crawford of the State Fire Marshal's Office.

Contact Information for the Kentucky State Police

Kentucky State Police
919 Versailles Road | Frankfort, KY 40601

[ TOP ]

This page was last modified on:

About this site | Feedback | Privacy | Disclaimer | Individuals with Disabilities
Copyright © 2002-2013 Kentucky State Police, all rights reserved